George Hancock | Americans must tackle a weighty issue
The United States is a fat nation. Obesity runs rampant across our landscape. Excessive weight is the culprit behind many diseases. High blood pressure, clogged arteries, diabetes and numerous others ailments are traced to excessive weight.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | The Rodney Dangerfield of politics
Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect,” was never lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home – the lieutenant governor’s office doesn’t get much respect, either. It’s the Rodney Dangerfield of state officialdom.
MICHELE M. BENDER | Time to can clutter
I’m “downsizing.” Sixteen years ago, this house was perfect for me. I gave parties. Friends came and stayed for weekends. Great insulation protected visitors from highway noise.
Yep, I had the time of my life.
But I’m 16 years older, and my friends are, too. They no longer travel like they did. Parties wear us out by 10 p.m.
JIM SIEHL | Richland student excels in class, on field
Ben Verhovsek is a humble, soft-spoken young man who by his nature resists all forms of public adulation.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Tom Wolf's real opponent
Newly nominated Democrat Tom Wolf thinks he is running against Republican incumbent Tom Corbett for Pennsylvania governor.
George Hancock | Pondering Johnstown's troubling trends
Green leaves once more grace the ridges of Greater Johnstown. The leafy, green foliage was a tad late this year. Our long extended winter season stunted spring’s growth cycle.
Debra Taczanowsky | Acceptance of others will make us indivisible
Although formed from immigrants, America has always feared differences.
Dennis Simmers | The sky is falling, but at least it's cleaner
On May 28, The Associated Press wrote a story that was published in The Tribune-Democrat on the Homer City generating station, “Dirty plant getting cleaner,” touting the virtues of this facility in its quest for air pollution control and minimization.
Michael Baker | Many are waiting for Donate Life PA Act
Across Pennsylvania and the United States, more than 122,000 men, women and children are anxiously waiting for the phone to ring.
Bill Jones | Some charities, like gov't, wasting money
Americans must be the kindest and most generous people on earth. That’s why we’re filling our landfills with so much “junk mail” paper.
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